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MANAMA - Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai won the 120km His Majesty King Hamad's Endurance Horseride Championship as the UAE riders swept the first five places of the prestigious competition at the Bahrain International Endurance Village at Sakhir on Saturday.

Omair Hussain Al Beloushi finished second, and Mohammed Rashid Al Sibouse took the third place honours.

Bahraini contender Mohammed Al Hulaifi was fourth and Shaikh Mayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum finished fifth.

The winner covered the distance in four hours 57 minutes and 51 seconds.

The event consisted of races for senior and junior riders, both over 120km.

Each race was divided into five stages with 30km for the first two stages, 25km for the third, 20km for the fourth and 15km for the fifth.

The championship attracted riders from different parts of the world, including the six states of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council. Among the prominent riders from Saudi Arabia were Prince Abdulla bin Fahad Al Saud, Humood Al Shimirri, Nawaf Al Otibi, Abdulla Al Bahyan, Bader Misfir and Mansoor Al Shimirri.



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The Race

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Checking out the Horses

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The Trot-Out

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UAE Crown Prince Arrives

Bahrain News Agency Release
Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander Of The Bdf Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa was at the airport today to welcome Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum upon his arrival in the kingdom to take part in HM Endurance Cup Races.

Also present at the airport to welcome the UAE Crown Prince was President Of Bahrain Royal Equestrian And Endurance Federation (Breef) Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. At the airport VIP lounge, the Crown Prince exchanged with Shaikh Hamdan Cordial talks on the deep-rooted Bahraini-UAE ties and welcomed him to Bahrain and his participation in the races at the head of the UAE equestrian team. He described the UAE keenness to take part in such equestrian events as an indication of its determination to reinforce youth and sports gatherings between the two brotherly states.

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Bahrain Endurance Team Trains

Gulf Daily News Article
BAHRAIN'S Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa led his side's training yesterday prior to His Majesty King Hamad's Endurance Horseride Championship scheduled for tomorrow at 5am at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

Shaikh Nasser, the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) president, will also attend today's two-hour veterinary examination starting at 3pm at the event venue.

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Riders from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the UAE confirm entry

Bahrain Gulf Daily News Article

RIDERS from Saudi Arabia and Jordan have confirmed their entries for His Majesty King Hamad's Endurance Horseride Championship scheduled for Saturday at 5am at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

Among the prominent riders from Saudi Arabia are Prince Abdulla bin Fahad Al Saud, Humood Al Shimirri, Nawaf Al Otibi, Abdulla Al Bahyan, Bader Misfir and Mansoor Al Shimirri.

From Jordan, six riders are in the fray. They are Jehad Shaltoogh, Lorance Al Fayez, Subhi Khalil, Shakeeb Wahbi, Musamah Balawna and Abdulhamid Al Saleh.

The event consists of races for senior and junior riders, both over 120km. Each race will be divided into five stages with 30km for the first two stages, 25km for the third, 20km for the fourth and 15km for the fifth.

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Top riders set for endurance championship

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for His Majesty King Hamad Endurance Horseride Championship scheduled for Saturday at the Bahrain international Endurance Village in Sakhir.

Top riders from Bahrain and the GCC will take part in the annual event which will be over 120km and will consist of senior and junior races.

Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa gave his directives to the organisers to start preparing to host this championship which is open to all ages and nationalities.

Shaikh Nasser extended his appreciation to Batelco for sponsoring the association's programmes besides Al Areen and Gulf Holding Companies which will sponsor the event along with the International Bank.


Bahrain Ready for Endurance Cup

Gulf-daily-news.com
March 12 2008

MORE than BD58,000 prizemoney is up for grabs in His Majesty King Hamad's Endurance Horseride Championship scheduled for Saturday.

The prizemoney will be shared by the top 10 riders in the senior and junior races with a total distance of 120km approved for both events.

The top prize in the senior race will be a vehicle worth BD16,000 for the champion. Runners-up will get BD7,000, BD6,000 for third place, BD5,000 for fourth and BD4,00 for fifth.

The remaining five riders will also be honoured with six place to have BD3,000, BD2,500 for seventh, BD2,000 for eighth, BD1,500 for ninth and BD1,000 for 10th place.

In the junior race, BD26,400 will be divided into five prizes with the winner to be awarded BD6,000 while runner up gets BD5,000.

Third play will have BD4,000, BD3,000 for fourth place, BD2,500 for fifth, BD2,000 for sixth, BD1,500 for seventh, BD1,000 for eighth, BD800 for ninth and BD600 for 10th. The Full Story


Race Details

Ride Category CEI 3* CEI JYR 3*
Ride Distance 120km 120km
Age of Horses 6 Years & Above 6 Years & Above
Age of Riders 14 Years Min. 14 - 21 Years
Pre-Ride Inspection 14Mar2008 15:00 - 17:30
Starting Date/Time 15Mar2008: 05:00 15Mar2008: 05:30
Maximum Heart Rate 64 bpm 64 bpm
Minimum Weight 75kg None
Minimum Speed --- ---
Best Condition --- ---

Course Details

Phase 1 2 3 4 5
Length 30 km 30 km 25 km 20 km 15 km
Total 30 km 60 km 85 km 105 km 120 km
Presentations 2 2 2 2 1
Exit Evals --- --- --- Yes ---
Time to Present 30Min 30Min 30Min 30Min 30Min
Hold Time 30Min 30Min 40Min 40Min ---
Gate Close 07:30
08:00
10:30
11:00
13:05
13:35
15:25
15:55
17:20
17:50